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Vendor Assurance Coordinator

Date: 14-Jul-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The Role


  • Compliance for incoming finished goods
  • Review quality data from Suppliers and third party Inspectors 
  • Based at our Truganina Distribution Centre and Chifley Head Office


We now have an opportunity for a Vendor Assurance Coordinator to join our Food Safety and Quality team.  Based at our Chifley/Truganina Distribution Centre, this role will ensure compliance for incoming finished goods from our suppliers and third party pre-compliance inspectors.


Reporting into the Vendor Assurance Manager, your role is key to reduce the risk of food safety incidents, customer complaints and regulatory non-compliances.

What will you do


  • Maintain a product compliance schedule and identify incoming finished goods needing compliance inspection
  • Coordinate the sampling and holding of stock 
  • Compliance inspection of incoming finished products to ensure food safety, quality and regulatory compliance are being achieved in accordance to our specification
  • Communicate the findings, product status and impacts to the wider Simplot business and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate in country product compliance check conducted by our approved third party service providers (i.e., supplying product spec, ensuring the right criteria is assessed and process efficiency)
  • Coordinate the resolution of customer complaints in relation to external manufactured products and ensuring non-conformances and corrective action requests being followed up with suppliers to ensure the desired outcome in a timely manner
  • Vendor (3PL, Ingredient and packaging, external manufactured) documentation co-ordination, and maintain supplier documents for accuracy and currency. (ie, claims, food safety certificates, business registrations, audit reports)
  • Document and maintain records of work
  • Coordinate and verify any corrective measures needed to bring product into compliance
  • Identify improvement and efficiency opportunities

What will you bring


  • Proven experience within Food Safety and Quality
  • Ideally exposure to QA within a food-manufacturing environment
  • You hold strong IT/systems skills and possess the ability to communicate effectively suppliers and internal stakeholders


This role will require lifting to inspect goods received on pallets (e.g. canned and/or frozen product). The role is based either at Truganina (Western suburbs), or at our Head Office in Mentone. There is a level of travel required visiting customers and other sites, therefore the use of your own car is required.



  • Work with a highly motivated and committed team
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • A variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop your career in Food Safety and Quality within a dynamic and supportive team.


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. Applications close on Friday 30th July 2021.

Job Requisition ID: 5421 

Travel Required: Less than 10% 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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